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Samuel S. Dale papers, 1810-1929

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0320
Bib ID 4078677 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dale, Samuel S (Samuel Sherman), 1859-
Title Samuel S. Dale papers, 1810-1929
Physical Description 8.5 linear feet (8.5 linear feet 19 boxes 19 volumes 1 English tally stick)
Language(s) English .
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and some miscellaneous printed materials. The bulk of the correspondence files, bound in sixteen volumes, deals with "..weights and measures, the textile tariff, and other subjects" for the period 1902-1929. There are three volumes of typescript copies (carbons) prepared from Dale's holograph diaries, 1887-1929, with an index in volume one. Among the manuscripts are the following: an account book kept by Samuel Dale of Carncastle, Ireland and Little Falls, N.Y., 1810-1834; and two volumes of Thomas Dale's accounts, Little Falls, N.Y., 183?-1856. These were written by Dale's grandfather and father respectively. There is also the minutes book of the American Metrological Society, 1873-1886 and an English tally stick dated 1377.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Copies in part

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel S. Dale papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

The Thomas and Fanny Dale Library of Weights and Measures, consisting of books, pamphlets, and scrapbooks of clippings is shelved in the Rare Book Reading Room. Dale's voluminous writings are to be found in this library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2013-06-13 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artifacts (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indexes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Metrological Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dale, Samuel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dale, Thomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mills and mill-work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tariff Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tariff on textile fabrics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weights and measures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolen and worsted manufacture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Expert, writer, and book collector on tariffs, textiles, and weights and measures. Dale was both a worker and a superintendent in the woolen and worsted mills industry.